Summer School TUM - HEC: Entrepreneurship & Digital Innovation

July 4 – 15, 2022

Entrepreneurship &
Digital Innovation

Two weeks for essential dimensions
of digital innovation

Created and taught by leading professors from TUM School of Management and HEC Paris, our dually certified Summer School offers an unique opportunity to learn, collaborate and gain practical insights into entrepreneurship and digital innovation. Join us from July 4-15, 2022!

About the Summer School TUM – HEC

Digital innovation is disrupting our way of life, our social relations, and the economy at an ever-increasing pace. It is now at the heart of the dynamics of business creation and industry transformation. Therefore, TUM and HEC Paris offer in July 2022 the Summer School “Entrepreneurship & Digital Innovation” for Bachelor students, young professionals and recent graduates.

It is designed for participants who have:

  • A curiosity for new business models;
  • An aspiration to work in a group to imagine the value proposition of a digital project;
  • The desire to experiment and challenge themselves.

The objective of this 2-week program is to immerse participants in two essential dimensions of digital innovation: start-up entrepreneurship and industrial transformation. Digital tools are transforming the way a business project is developed. The phases of understanding the market, identifying user problems, ideation, testing a new offer, iteration and launch have been profoundly modified thanks to the new creation methods and digital tools now available.

The program was designed by TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning and TUM School of Management in collaboration with Die TUM Campus Heilbronn gGmbh and HEC Paris.


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Reasons to chose this program

  • Created and taught by leading HEC Paris – TUM professors
  • Accessible to students of all backgrounds who wish to learn more about entrepreneurship and digital innovation
  • Unparalleled opportunity to collaborate with diverse peers as part of student work groups
  • Real life experience: opportunity to present your project to renowned professionals
  • Dual certificate from leading partner institutions: HEC Paris and TUM

What you’ll learn

Upon successful completion of this summer program, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Understand the digital revolution and why it promotes start-up entrepreneurship
  • Assimilate the fundamentals of the entrepreneurial approach and its mindset
  • Understand the successive steps of any entrepreneurial project: market, ideation, resolution of a user problem etc.
  • Identify and use the right tools to design and test an innovative project
  • Mobilize skills through an agile approach
  • Understand digital technology and innovation, digital transformation in industry and the key challenges of digital projects
  • Identify and use qualitative and quantitative tools to support business analysis

Summer School TUM – HEC at a glance

Dates: Two weeks: July 4 – 15, 2022
Language: English
Format: The program will take place in a distance learning capacity – participants should plan for remote classroom sessions between 8 am and 7 pm (CET).
All course recordings will be made available to best accommodate participants.
Certificate: All participants will receive an issued Certificate by both TUM and HEC Paris upon successful completion. For students, completion leads to the award of 7 ECTS credits. Students are encouraged to consult their home institution to validate credit transfer.
Assessment: Participants will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Groupwork exercises
  • Case study pitch
Application: Find more information about the application process here.
Program fee: € 2,800
Program fee includes:
  • 2 weeks classes
  • Lectures by excellent academics
  • Interactive activities and group work
  • Dual Certificate from the TUM School of Management and HEC Paris

How to apply

To apply for the Summer School TUM – HEC, simply click on “Apply now” below. We’ll forward you to the application formular on the website of HEC Paris, where the application process takes place. Please make sure you attach all required materials before submitting your application.

Detailed information about the application process can be found here.

We encourage you to apply early as programs will remain open on a space-available basis. Qualified candidates will be offered admissions on a rolling basis until the programs are filled.

Apply now

Academic Team

Jingui Xie
Academic Co-Director,

Professor Dr. Jingui Xie has been associate professor of Business Analytics since 2020 at the TUM School of Management, TUM Campus Heilbronn. Before joining TUM, he was a senior lecturer in Brunel Business School, and a visiting researcher at Cambridge Judge Business School. His research works have been published in Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, etc. He is an ad hoc reviewer of many international journals. He is interested in using big data and analytics to improve healthcare worldwide.

Jean-Rémi Gratadour
Academic Co-Director,
HEC Paris

Jean-Rémi Gratadour is the Executive Director in charge of Program Development at the HEC Paris Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center. He is also Coordinator of the MBA Digital Innovation Specialization. He previously was Managing Director of ACSEL (Trade Association of Digital Economy) and a member of EMOTA Strategy Committee (European Multichannel & Online Trade Association). Before that, he was the E-commerce Director of GeoPost (holding company of DPD international parcels subsidiaries of La Poste Group) and mission manager at the French Postal Forecasting Institute (IREPP, Strategy Division). He also has entrepreneurial experience by founding the e-commerce art bookstore

Jens Förderer
Professor of Innovation and Digitalization

Jens Förderer has been Assistant Professor of Innovation and Digitization at TUM School of Management since 2019. He studied Business Informatics (Wirtschaftsinformatik) at the University of Mannheim Business School. Subsequently, he received a doctoral scholarship from the DFG to attend the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) at the University of Mannheim, where he completed a graduate program as part of a structured doctoral program. He then worked as a Research Assistant for the Chair of General Management and Information Systems at the University of Mannheim. In the first half of 2016, he carried out research at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, after which he completed his doctorate in Economics (Dr. rer pol.) at the University of Mannheim Business School, where he was appointed Academic Counselor and admitted for habilitation. During this time, he also worked as coordinator of the digitization research alliance between Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the University of Mannheim.